Kyphosis

Common Name(s)

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a disorder characterized by the abnormal rounding of the middle-upper section of the spine (thoracic section). As a result, individuals with this disorder often appear to be hunched over at all times. Individuals may have problems performing basic tasks, such as walking and sitting, and may often experience fatigue. Treatment is based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patients. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to realign the spine. Additionally, physical therapists may create exercise plans for individuals to strengthen their back and spine to prevent further curving of the spine.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 151 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Thera-Band application changes muscle activity and kyphosis and scapular winging during knee push-up plus in subjects with scapular winging: The cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): A-Reum Shin, Ji-Hyun Lee, Da-Eun Kim, Heon-Seock Cynn

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(14):e0348.

 

Scapular winging (SW) is defined as increased prominence of the whole medial border of the scapula. Many researchers recently recommended knee push-up plus (KPP) for enhancing serratus anterior (SA) activation. However, during push-up plus, thoracic kyphosis (TK) may usually occur ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The relationship between the expression of TN and the efficiency of posterior spinal V osteotomy in patients with traumatic kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Guohua Jiang, Yinshun Zhang, Xianjie Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9555.

 

This study was conducted with the aim to investigate the relationship between Tetranectin (TN) and efficiency of posterior spinal V osteotomy in patients with traumatic kyphosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Changes of cervical sagittal alignments during motions in patients with cervical kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Lingjie Zhou, Jin Fan, Lin Cheng, Tao Jiang, Bo Yun, Guolong Tang, Jian Yin, Jiahu Fang, Guoyong Yin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(47):e8410.

 

Changes of cervical sagittal alignment during motion in cervical kyphosis patients have never been published before. This study was to investigate the changes and provide a better reference for orthopedic treatment.Randomized double-blind repeat trial was carried out on 60 patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical outcome and surgical strategies for late post-traumatic kyphosis after failed thoracolumbar fracture operation: Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Suyun Li, Zhi Li, Wenbin Hua, Kun Wang, Shuai Li, Yunkun Zhang, Zhewei Ye, Zengwu Shao, Xinghuo Wu, Cao Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8770.

 

Thoracic-lumbar vertebral fracture is very common in clinic, and late post-traumatic kyphosis is the main cause closely related to the patients' life quality, which has evocated extensive concern for the surgical treatment of the disease. This study aimed to analyze the clinical outcomes ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence and Consequences of the Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Chunda Yan, Yong Li, Zhange Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May;95(20):e3471.

 

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and patient outcomes of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in pediatric patients and adolescents who received surgical interventions for the treatment of a spinal deformity.Literature was searched in electronic databases, and studies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Spinal Cord Injury After Extremity Surgery in Children With Thoracic Kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Blazej Pruszczynski, William G Mackenzie, Kenneth Rogers, Klane K White

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2015 Oct;473(10):3315-20.

 

Spinal cord injury is a rare complication after lower extremity surgery in children with skeletal dysplasia and thoracic kyphosis. We encountered two patients who had this complication, from among 51 (39 from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and 12 from Seattle Children's ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Study of Spino-pelvic Sagittal Balance by ViconĀ® Optoelectronic System
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kyphosis

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2018

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Physical Therapy Treatment Once a Month Versus Once a Week for Posture Improvement in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Postural Kyphosis, Thoracic Region

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017

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Last Updated: 18 Aug 2017

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